How to link to an iOS App

Direct web link to your app or developer account showing all your apps:

Direct link to a country specific app store (say Germany in this exampe):

If your app name contains spaces replace them with dashes. Replace http with imts to avoid Safari redirects on iOS devices. The http links will send web users to a page which asks to open iTunes on their machines.

To link from Objective-C so that the app store app opens automatically:

[[UIApplication sharedApplication] openURL:[NSURL URLWithString:@"itms://itunes.com/apps/myappname"]];

Alternatively you can use Apple’s Link Maker Tool: http://itunes.apple.com/linkmaker/ – this lets you create buttons like the one below as well as direct links to web pages that look like iTunes:

Poirot for iOS - Pinkstone Pictures Ltd.





Jay is the CEO and founder of WP Hosting, a boutique style managed WordPress hosting and support service. He has been working with Plesk since version 9 and is a qualified Parallels Automation Professional. In his spare time he likes to develop iOS apps and WordPress plugins, or draw on tablet devices. He blogs about his coding journey at http://wpguru.co.uk and http://pinkstone.co.uk.